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This week in history: Peoples’ Olympiad protests Berlin Olympics of 1936

Many of the athletes were sent by trade unions, workers' clubs and associations, socialist and communist parties and left-wing groups.

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Solidarity Center documents wage theft in Zimbabwe

Workers in Zimbabwe are seeing their already-low wages stolen at alarming rates.

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Venezuela in crisis, U.S. intervenes

Venezuela's people are suffering the consequences of a parasitic elite, and their economy's over-reliance on oil extraction.

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Bolivarian Venezuela besieged

For over a year, the left-wing Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro has been battling for its life. But it and its "Bolivarian" support base are not giving up.

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European Union goes after Portugal, Spain on austerity

Austerity creates suffering for the people as well as shrinking rather than growing their countries' economies.

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Australia elections: Right-wing Coalition holds onto power

Turnbull's Coalition only secured 42 percent of the popular vote and Labor 35 percent. An unprecedented 23 percent of voters rejected both major parties.

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After Berta Cáceres, another Honduran Indigenous environmental activist murdered

Lesbia Yaneth Urquía protested against mining companies building dams to provide water for their destructive activities.

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Europe on the edge after Brexit vote and Spanish elections

The next few years will be filled with opportunity, as well as danger. Anti-austerity forces are beginning to resist the "troika." But so, too, are parties on the right.

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NATO games 2016: War machine slipping under the radar?

NATO recently wrapped up the largest war games in Eastern Europe since World War II. Some say the alliance's actions are pushing Europe toward a new Cold War.

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This week in history: Argentina independence bicentennial

July 9, 1816 marks the declaration of Argentine independence by the Congress of San Miguel de Tucumán, a city in the northwest of the country.

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